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Few limits in N.D. on child farm labor

Published 07/11/2012, Grand Forks Herald

On family farms, the transition from riding in a parent’s lap on a tractor to operating one can be a matter of just a few years. A recent set of rules, proposed but soon withdrawn by the U.S. Department of Labor, would have set a minimum age of 16 for children to operate tractors and other farm equipment. It would have exempted work done by young people on farms owned by their parents.

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